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Re: [IPk] Party Problem Again! Why?

Hi Barbara,

 This stuff happens! Only the most stupid of healthcare professionals will tell
you that
it doesn't, or shouldn't.  

Best wishes,

(dm 30+, 508 1+, missed many boluses through inattention and excitement!)

email @ redacted wrote:
> Hello everyone
> Most of you know that Danielle is on an insulin pump, which makes life much 
 > easier as I am all too aware. However, I find that people think that it does
 > the job of delivering the correct amount of insulin every time she eats, even
> though I tell them it doesn't!
> Danielle went to a party at 4.30 pm today and I said to the mum "Can you 
> please remind Danielle when she has finished eating, to give herself 2.5 
> units of insulin?"  She said "Oh right, I will make a note now about it".  
 > Now this mum already knows about Danielle's diabetes because she went to last
> year's party when she was on injections and the girls have been friends for 
> over 4 years.  I also said to Danielle "Now promise mummy that you will not 
> forget to give yourself a bolus as soon as you have finished eating".
> I picked her up at 6.30 pm and mouthed over to her "Did you do the bolus?" 
 > and Danielle looked back at me in astonishment. She had forgotten and so had
> the mum!  I have had a bit of a battle to get the blood sugar under control 
> again tonight since she came home.  She usually takes her mobile and I send 
 > her a text message to remind her but the signal was no good in the rural area
> she was at.  Never mind.  Better luck next time I say.
> Barbara
> Mum to Danielle aged 8 dx Aug 2001
> D myself
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